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Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village...
One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt.
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Get your very own copy of your favourite painting by your favourite master!

Dafen Oil Painting Village is a must-see place for a lover of art. There are a series of streets with one shop after another selling oil paintings, some originals, and some copies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Dafen Oil Painting Village is a must-see place for a lover of art. There are a series of streets with one shop after another selling oil paintings, some originals, and some copies of world famous works like Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Van Gogh's Sunflowers. For a fee, one can get the artists there to paint a copy of any... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I visited this area during the Chinese New Year. Even though a lot of the shops were closed there were still several open for business. This is a great area to go even if you aren't planning on buying anything. The selection is vast and definitely could fill the appetite for all tastes! We plan on going... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I saw a documentary on Dafen and thought it might be worth a look whilst in the area. It was quite good, I went yesterday (2/3/15) and did see about 10 or so original artists in the act of creating. They didn't seem to mind as I paused to watch them for a while, used to it I guess. It's... More 

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Zhuhai, Ch
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to find unique, space-filling paintings for any room in your house. Real paintings are much more meaningful than posters or prints and impress any guests we have over. For more money you can also commission your own portraits. Make sure to find someone with examples, because some artists are better than others. While this costs into the 100s... More 

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Stockholm. Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great place to shop around for some art to bring home. Good value whether you get pricey or cheap art. We got a great embroidery for about 1000 CNY, that obviously had many, many hours of work behind

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to Dafen Village perhaps a half dozen times over the years. If you enjoy art, this is a don't miss experience. We actually take our paintings from home to Dafen to have them framed - cost is around $25.00 versus $150.00 plus in the States. We have had family portraits painted and framed. We have bought replicas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Listen, you are in Shenzhen, not Paris. It is still amazing to see art being made. There are people printing out masterpieces on canvas and applying oil techniques on top to create very good replicas. There are also some people doing original things. It doesn't matter, people are creating things and its cool. Also, get some lunch at the noodle... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been to this place several times and it is really nice to buy paintings and paiting utensils. I find this a real must go when in Shenzhen. The prices are also really good!

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Hong Kong
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Fun to see all the different art. Some of it's tacky, but there is actually some really great stuff here at v cheap prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The place was really interesting and surreal. I totally didn't expect to find a village like this at all when I was in Shenzhen. The paintings are incredible and I wished that I bought an oil painting or watercolour to hang up in my flat in London but the suitcase and long-haul flight definitely will not permit this from occurring.... More 

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